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TRENDS IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE PERIOD MARCH - MAY 2017

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  • Growth tendency of activity in manufacturing and constructions

  • Decrease in the number of employees in retail trade

  • Moderate growth of prices in industry, constructions and retail trade

Manufacturing

According to the business tendency survey of March 2017, managers from the manufacturing industries forecast growth of the production volume (balance +19%) for the next three months. For the manufacture of beverages and of other non-metallic mineral products, a significant growth tendency is expected (balance +52%, +51, respectively). For the prices of the industrial products, a moderate growth is forecasted for the next three months (balance +6%). Regarding the number of employees, a relative stability is forecasted, the balance being +4% per total manufacturing.

Constructions

According to March 2017 estimations, there will be a growth in the production volume of the construction activity for the next three months (balance +32%). Managers forecast a moderate growth in the number of employees (balance +10%). As to the prices of construction works, a moderate growth is forecasted (balance +12%).

Retail trade

In the retail trade sector, managers estimate a moderate growth tendency in the economic activity for the next three months (balance +7%). A relative stability is forecasted in the volume of orders placed by the trade units to the suppliers of goods (balance +4%). Employers forecast a decrease in the number of employees (balance -18%) for the next three months. For the next period, managers of the trade companies estimate a moderate growth of the retail prices (balance +6%).

Services

According to March 2017 estimations, the demand for services (turnover) will register a moderate growth for the next three months (balance +10%). For the services sector it is forecasted a moderate growth in the number of employees (balance +6%). According to the managers, the selling or invoice prices of provisions will register a trend of relative stability (balance +5%).

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